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#1 nathanvg

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 06:07 PM

Name a US ski area that has a railway tunnel under it. I know there is at least one (should be easy)

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#2 Peter

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 06:22 PM

Lookout Pass, ID? I think Stevens Pass, WA does too.
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Posted 20 October 2010 - 06:46 PM

The Summit at Snoqualmie also has an abandoned train tunnel, located directly under the power lines between Hyak and Silver Fir.

http://milwaukeeroadarchives.com/Passenger/Snoqualmie%20Ski%20Bowl%20March%201938%20Railway%20Age.pdf
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snoqualmie_Tunnel

If you click on the link below and go down to the Google topo map at the bottom and zoom in, you can see the old line.

http://www.snow-forecast.com/resorts/Snoqualmie/pistemap
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#4 nathanvg

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 07:32 PM

Cool info about Snoqualmie and I can also confirm Stevens pass has a tunnel. I don't think lookout pass has a tunnel but someone could prove me wrong.

There is at least one more US ski area with a tunnel. I just looked it up and the tunnel I'm thinking of was in use until the mid 90's.

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 08:17 PM

The railroad is close to Lookout Pass, but does not pass directly under it.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=lookout+pass+ski+area,+idaho&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=67.042676,135.263672&ie=UTF8&hq=lookout+pass+ski+area,&hnear=Idaho&ll=47.412291,-115.644321&spn=0.11454,0.264187&t=h&z=13

http://www.skilookout.com/hiawatha/pdf/map.pdf
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#6 AlphaBet

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 06:34 AM

The Henderson Mine railroad tunnel passes within a few miles of Loveland, but doesn't go directly underneath it.

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 08:43 AM

The Moffat Tunnel's West Portal is in the base area at Winter Park.

Nathan, are you referring to the one near my house, under Ski Cooper? That one was operated until 1992-3 and is mothballed, not abandoned.
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Posted 21 October 2010 - 08:59 AM

Lots of cool tunnel info, but one I'm looking for is still unguessed. Aparently they removed the rails in mid 90's but the tunnel is still there.

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 04:41 PM

Still not the answer, but Okemo has a mainline running right through the Jackson Gore area. It passes under the Colemanbrook Express and two trails.
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#10 Nordo

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 09:06 AM

Ski Cooper with the Tennessee Pass tunnel underneath it?

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 11:10 AM

Park City must be the only place where the train was part of the resort, with the old Ski Train (along with over 1000 miles of other abandoned mine tunnels under Park City and Deer Valley and the surrounding area)

http://www.parkcitymountain.com/winter/company/park_city_history/
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Posted 23 October 2010 - 10:31 AM

Sugar Bowl, CA
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#13 nathanvg

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 12:52 PM

Yep it's sugar bowl. Sugar bowl even has runs named about the tunnel such as Railroad Run, Switching Yard and even Tunnel.





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